4 real perks of transferring to a close-knit college in D.C.

4 real perks of transferring to a close-knit college in D.C.


Are you thinking about transferring colleges? If so, you’re not alone — because nearly half of all Marymount University graduates began their undergraduate education at another institution!

That said, if you’ve decided to transfer schools, you may be interested in what perks exist when you choose to transfer to a close-knit college in the D.C. area.

1. Transferring to a school that’s all about the location, location, location!

When you attend a school like Marymount, which is only about six miles from the center of Washington, D.C., you’ll have the ability to experience many fun extracurriculars like restaurants, shopping and nightlife. In addition to the fun D.C. environment, you’ll also have access to countless opportunities that will augment your education — visiting the Smithsonian museums and touring the White House, or fulfilling your required internship at places like Wolf Trap, Capitol Hill, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Kennedy Center, National Geographic and many more!

2. Intern in style

Speaking of interning, internships are one of the best ways to gain relevant experience in your field! Securing a prestigious and competitive D.C. internship is one of the best ways to guarantee a job after you’ve received your college diploma. In a survey from employers, it was reported that more than 40 percent of the total expected number of new hires were expected to come from a company’s internship program.

3. Intimate class sizes

You guessed it — when you are transferring to a small college, you’re probably going to experience small class sizes, too! At Marymount, our student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. With small class sizes, you get to know your professors by working with them one-on-one. There are so many advantages to this — your professor actually teaches your courses, they get to know you and your future goals and they’re prompt at responding to questions. They engage you in classroom discussions, and you connect with classmates. There are even opportunities for you to collaborate with professors on current research they’re conducting.

4. Experience networking culture after transferring

Networking isn’t just a part of the culture here in D.C. — it can provide you with the chance to meet influential individuals who can help you land that first internship or job! Specifically at Marymount, our Center for Career Development strives to empower Marymount students to achieve their career goals by supporting them through the career development process and connecting them to a wide variety of professional opportunities beyond the institution. Students can also take advantage of Handshake, Marymount’s online platform for jobs, internships, recruiting events and career fair details.


Are you ready to join the Marymount community? Here, we believe in fostering true community. Our Admissions counselors and student leaders work hard to ensure that our transfer students are welcomed and well-integrated into the Marymount family. That said, whether you’re a college-bound student applying to college and thinking about financing a college education, or whether you’re a high school student stressing about standardized tests for college, we’re here to help with a variety of resources.

If you’re interested in transferring to Marymount, we invite you to request more information today!